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The Shell Factory and Nature Park, located in Fort Myers, Florida, is a hidden gem worth exploring. There’s a wide range of activities, and the best part is that many of them are free, including parking. Here’s a glimpse of what this unique attraction has to offer:

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Flea Market

While it’s not open every day, the flea market here is large and offers a variety of items if you catch it on the right day.

Christmas House

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If you’re a fan of Christmas or need to buy a souvenir, this place has you covered with a year-round collection of Christmas gifts, trees, and thousands of ornaments.

Shell Factory Store

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This massive store, spanning over 50,000 square feet, houses the world’s largest collection of seashells. It’s also filled with one-of-a-kind items, and even if you’re not planning to buy anything, the store’s unique decor, featuring taxidermy and interactive displays, is worth a visit.

Hunt Brothers Pizza Shop

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Satisfy your hunger with pizza and ice-cold drinks while taking a break from all the activities.

Gulf Coast Fudge Company

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This old-fashioned fudge shop makes fudge on-site, and you can also try their popular Freak Shakes.

Nature Park & Botanical Gardens

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Covering 4.5 acres, this park features a petting farm, exotic animals like Kinkajous, Coatimundis, snakes, zebras, and more. With over 400 animals, this is a great addition to your visit.

Redneck Shootout

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Enjoy an interactive shootout game that’s fun for everyone.

Soaring Eagle Zipline

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Take a thrilling ride on the Soaring Eagle Zipline, offering spectacular views and an adrenaline rush on the way down. Two people can ride together.

Paddle Boats and Bumper Boats

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Relax with a paddle boat ride while observing turtles and birds or opt for the excitement of the Bumper Boats, where the goal is to stay dry.

Scallywags Miniature Golf

Test your putting skills on the mini-golf course.

Gem Mining

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Kids can enjoy sluicing their own bag of sand to discover gold, minerals, and gems.

Climbing Pole

Challenge yourself to climb a 40-foot pole and earn a certificate for your achievement.

Water Wars

Beat the Florida heat by engaging in Water Wars at two stations where you shoot water balloons while trying to stay dry.

Southern Grill

Dine at the Southern Grill for great food and service.

Live Music at Tommy’s Outdoor Grill

Tommy’s Outdoor Grill is the perfect place to unwind, have a drink, and enjoy the scenery.

Special Events

The Shell Factory and Nature Park hosts a variety of special events. Be sure to check their schedule for upcoming happenings.

Players Circle

The Players Circle has many shows you can come watch relax and enjoy.

There is much more to see. This is a great place to spend a day or to just stop on your way through.

Hotels in the area

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on the ocean

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

Travelodge by Wyndham Fort Myers North not on the ocean and priced that way

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Myers Cape Coral also not on the ocean

Tripadvisor 10 best hotels in Fort Myers